Earthquake strikes off Indonesia


Jakarta, Sep 19 An earthquake measuring 6.1-magnitude rocked Indonesia’s East Java province on Thursday, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.No Tsunami warning was issued.

The quake rocked at 2.06 p.m. with an epicenter at 56 km of Tuban and with the depth at 656 km under sea bed, the official said.

Several minutes later, a 6.0-magnitude quake with the depth at 623 km under sea floor, and is believed to be an aftershock, struck off the province, he said, adding an analysis on the status of the last quake is being undertaken, Xinhua news agency reported.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-impacted area called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.
On September 18 an earthquake of magnitude-3.4 was reported Wednesday at 10:23 a.m. 14 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 27 miles from Eureka, 28 miles from Arcata, 37 miles from McKinleyville, and 84 miles from Redding.

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